The Science Behind Curable

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Curable is the first app to deliver evidence-based therapy for chronic pain self care. The Curable app guides pain sufferers through a proven biopsychosocial pain therapy program. The program includes easy-to-understand pain science education, and hundreds of exercises designed to break the cycle of pain. With Curable, chronic pain patients can now self-manage their symptoms safely, effectively, and inexpensively.

Scientific Approach

Curable is based on a "biopsychosocial" approach to chronic pain relief. We built our program on the same principles and techniques that have shown significant results across clinical studies. These methods are used by leading physicians, specialists, and psychologists at institutions like Mayo Clinic, Johns Hopkins, Stanford, Northwestern, and NYU - many of whom helped us to build the Curable program.

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How it works

When pain persists, becoming “chronic,” it also becomes more complex. Modern pain research shows that psychological and emotional elements play a major role.These non-physical components help the brain “learn” to be in pain, re-wiring the body’s neural circuitry to perpetuate the sensation of pain
Over time, chronic pain becomes a condition of the brain rather than the body. With proper therapeutic attention, healing in the brain can lead to physical pain relief.Research shows that methods like education, writing, meditation, visualization, and behavioral therapy can successfully “reprogram” the brain to stop this recurring pain cycle.


*Study Design: Curable distributes a Patient Global Impression of Change survey to individuals after they have been using the intervention for 30 days. This study is ongoing, but to date the analysis includes n=488 respondents.


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Every pain sufferer has a unique story, and we believe that tailoring the experience to the individual will lead to faster relief than ever before. Curable’s proprietary technology was developed specifically for this approach, and provides a level of guidance previously limited to a specialist's office.

On a larger scale, we believe in the importance of using technology to improve the quality of care for chronic pain. Over time, we hope to use research studies, machine learning, and constant loop of feedback to get one step closer to the answers the world has been waiting for.

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